One of the Safest of all Sports
One of my favorite movies is A Christmas Story, a story with its plot centered around the main character Ralphie’s burning desire to receive a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. But at every turn, from his mom, to his teacher, to even the department store Santa tell Ralphie he shouldn’t have a BB gun because, yeah, you know it…you’ll shoot your eye out kid. Well Hollywood being Hollywood, on Ralphie’s first shot with his trusty Red Ryder, the BB ricochets, hitting him in the g
What To Do About Elephants?
In previous entries, I have discussed the unintended consequences of the 2014 hunting ban on government and community lands in Botswana. I told you of the vast number of rural Africans who were left without jobs when tourist hunting was stopped.. Worse yet, the loss of revenue from hunters started a macabre chain reaction as diesel-less engines stopped pumping water from the bore holes that once allowed thousands of antelope, pachyderms, birds, and more to thrive in the de
Anti-Hunters Slaughter Botswana’s Wildlife
In 2014, anti-hunting zealots convinced Botswanan politicians to close hunting on government and community lands. Since that time, the health of Botswana’s wildlife and its habitat have been on the decline. Without income from hunting, dozens of concession holders, the safari operators who invested thousands of dollars in improving habitat, had no choice but to walk away. And in this hot, desert land, when the diesel ran out, water pumps on scores of bore holes throughout t